Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday afternoon (15:00) fixture is the League One play-off final with a place in the Championship at stake.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham booked their place in the final by finishing fourth in the league and defeating Scunthorpe 4-2 on aggregate after two legs.  The first game ended in a 2-2 draw before the Millers did the business at home coming out on top 2-0.

Shrewsbury secured their spot at Wembley with a third-place finish and then a 2-0 aggregate victory over Charlton Athletic.  Both legs finished 1-0 to the Shrews with John Nolan and Carlton Morris getting the goals.

These two sides have met twice this season with the away team coming out on top on each occasion.  It ended 2-1 at the New York Stadium in November and 1-0 to the Millers at New Meadow in February.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers make Rotherham favourites to win this game though Shrewsbury have been up against the odds all season.  I like the Shrews to get promoted here as they showed over the season they are the better team finishing ten points clear while splitting the head-to-head record one each.

Just two of the last eight the Millers have played and two of the last nine for the Shrews have seen both teams find the back of the net so it might pay to oppose that in a game that might be settled by a solitary goal.

 

Shrewsbury to get promoted.

NO in the both teams to score market.

 

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Rotherham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Rotherham United

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

16-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Parkgate FC Team Logo Parkgate FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Amstetten Team Logo Amstetten

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stocksbridge Park Steels Team Logo Stocksbridge Park Steels

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sheffield FC Team Logo Sheffield FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Shrewsbury Town Form Guide

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo

Shrewsbury Town

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W H

24-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

04-08-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers are looking to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking following relegation last season.  If they do it will mean all three sides (Wigan and Blackburn are the other two) will have bounced back at the first time of asking.

They are in good form losing just one of their eight previous and winning five of these fixtures.  They have though one just of their last six away from the New York stadium losing three of these.

Just two of the last seven Rotherham have played have gone over 2.5 goals with the same number seeing both teams find the back of the net.  Will Vaulks has ended the season well netting three in his last six.

 

Rotherham United Team News

Darren Potter and Jamie Proctor (both unknown) are long-term injury victims.

 

Shrewsbury Town Preview

The Shrews booked their place at Wembley after missing out on automatic promotion but finishing eight clear of any of their play-off rivals.  They are aiming to make the second tier for the first time since the restructuring of the Football League.

They ended the season winning just one of their last seven though success victories over the Addicks will have boosted their confidence.  On the road, they have won one of their last six in all competitions.

Just one of the last nine Shrewsbury have played have gone over 2.5 goals with the last three producing a total of just three goals.  55% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the second-half.

 

Shrewsbury Town Team News

Abu Ogogo (knee), Toto Nsiala (fractured cheekbone) are doubts while Junior Brown (knee) is out for the season.

 

Rotherham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Shrewsbury Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Marek Rodak 188 69
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
5 CD Semi Ajayi 193 83
2 LB Joshua Emmanuel 180 70
22 CM Joe Newell 180 71
10 CM David Ball 183 75
4 CDM Will Vaulks 180 75
17 CDM Richard Towell 173 70
11 CM Jon Taylor 180 77
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
6 RB Omar Beckles 191 78
5 CD Matthew Sadler 182 81
22 CD Aristote Nsiala 193 83
13 LB James Bolton - -
23 RM Alex Rodman 188 80
4 CM Ben Godfrey 183 74
16 CM Bryn Morris 182 71
7 LM Shaun Whalley 175 67
20 CF Jon Nolan 175 72
9 CF Carlton Morris 185 85